Mountain Lion and Reflection

© Lewis Kemper

Mountain Lion and Reflection

Jim Miotke level-addict 4/1/2004 12:57:23 AM

Hi Lewis,

Jim here. We are going to feature your photo in this month's Where in the World quiz.

It's an awesome shot and, for those BetterPhoto members who are Monk-like detectives, it might just be possible to figure out the place.

Don't give away any clues... let's see just how easy or difficult this Where in the World is.

Best wishes, players... may the best guesser (or detective) win! #113077

Lyn E. Adams 4/1/2004 2:04:45 AM

I'm guessing a North American Zoo... just not sure which one.

Lyn Adams #457384

Deanna Cathcart 4/1/2004 6:56:15 AM

It doesn't look quite real to me. I once visited a sporting goods store that had taxidermy animals set up in natural looking scenes and that is sort of what this looks like to me. So I am guessing it is someplace like that.

Ashby A. B. 4/1/2004 7:15:04 AM

I'm thinking somewhere in the Eastern US......VA or North Carolina? Although the sports shop answer is a good one!

Ashby #457951

Harold Burchards 4/1/2004 8:01:42 AM

My guess is it's at NorthWest Trek in western Washington state. I have a shot almost just like this one taken there.

Harold - Olympia, WA #458070

Dale Ann Cubbage 4/1/2004 8:34:09 AM

I think it's in a museum somewhere! #458136

Jim Miotke level-addict 4/1/2004 8:43:30 AM

You guys all have good guesses but here's a hint... the answer is somewhere on the BetterPhoto site.

How's that for a Easter Egg hunt?

Have fun! #458149

Elizabeth Robinson level-addict 4/1/2004 8:51:27 AM

At NWTrek's I saw a mote, but no stones. This animal looks a little fat for being in the wild, but I will go with where the cougars are, anyway: Vancouver Island, BC.
If you go there, be careful. They hold the record for cougar attacks. Just to the south in Mason County, Washington State, a cougar attacked my dog. We treed him, where I caught photos you can see at
Elizabeth - Lilliwaup, WA #458161

Laurie L. Snidow level-addict 4/1/2004 11:47:35 AM

I think it's real and in the mountains of Colorado most likely, could be Arizona or New Mexico or even Big Bend Texas. Guess I'll search the site for a possible answer ;-). #458374

Laurie L. Snidow level-addict 4/1/2004 11:50:03 AM

Okay, here is my final guess after reviewing the web site again. Triple D in California. #458379

David level-addict 4/1/2004 1:30:25 PM

It looks like one of the sites around the Triple D Ranch Montana. The animal is a little too well fed for the wild. #458503

Chris London level-addict 4/1/2004 2:16:45 PM

Hmm, Lewis is from Sacramento, not that far from Triple D... But could be San Diego Zoo... #458568

Lorraine A. Steele level-addict 4/1/2004 5:05:21 PM

Hi Lewis, I'm not sure how far off base I am, but are these 2 different photos, merged into one. Is that a dolphin in the water looking up at the lion?
I'm going to guess it is Sea World and the San Diego Zoo. Real nice shot by the way. Lorraine Steele #458723

Lewis Kemper 4/1/2004 8:57:31 PM

No it's just one image, shot on film - no photoshop work at all. #458991

Jim Miotke level-addict 4/2/2004 7:08:32 AM

Excellent guesses everyone. And, guess what? We have a winner!

Laurie S. with her second answer got it right. This is indeed the central California ranch where Triple D brings beautiful animals to be photographed. Laurie found the answer at our Triple D page.

Excellent detective work, Laurie ;-) Good guessing everyone. And fantastic image, Lewis.

Have an excellent spring! #459761

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